Host name: Duane Burtt
Format: Workshop, Presentation and Discussion
No. of attendees: 18
Scribe: Tim Hays
Poor walkability between shopping centres and nearby residential areas.
High risk of crossing busy roads.
Activity centres are designed to accommodate cars rather than pedestrians.
Planning schemes don’t address if activity centres are for pedestrians or cars.
Already tried and failed solutions
To build corner shops on key location sites to increase street vitality.
Stakeholders desired outcomes
Developers prefer car parking underneath their shops rather than outside.
Discussion about potential solutions
Shift to make active transport come first in the planning process rather than prioritising building development first.
Councils focus too much on single storey land use rather than mixed use.